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Ruthless King – Maya Hughes

A STANDALONE second chance, enemies to lovers romance. 

My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart…

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again. 

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her. 

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…

I’d like to thank Give Me Books Promotions as well as Maya Hughes for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. So this is the third book in the Kings of Rittenhouse series, I’ve read Shameless King and Reckless King. So through those two books I was anticipating Avery and Emmett’s story so much and it was my most anticipated read of this year! So when I finally started it! I was in love.

I feel so bad for Emmett like the pain he feels when it comes to Avery and how much what happened between them hurt him. I loved Emmett but whenever it came to Avery he became a really short fuse and he couldn’t control his anger or jealousy. Other than that really short fuse which obviously you can understand. I really liked him, he was caring and wanted the best for his friends.

I get the feeling Avery pushed Emmett away so she could take care of her sister and be the provider for her. If so that’s really sweet. I also get the feeling Emmett’s dad tried to pay her to stay away. I was totally right about these things. I felt so bad for Avery she had so much on her plate, wanting to protect her sister and her father. I loved the relationship between Avery and her sister it was so sweet. Avery was trying so hard to keep everything together for everyone without really taking care of herself sometimes.

Avery and Emmett had such a good connection like you could see their chemistry and how they felt about each other. Although the showdown between Avery and Emmett there was so much hurt and crap between them, and I could basically feel the pain that they were feeling and gosh it made me so emotional. I actually cried through this it was so painful for them and gosh it just hit me in the feels.

So we’ll just go with Emmett’s parents are absolutely disgusting people, that’s as much as I want to say about them without going into too much detail. But they were so horrible and their behaviour was not acceptable.

I love their friends! Colm, Kara, Mak, Declan, Ford, Heath, Olivia. I am glad they are forcing them together. They are such great friends and you can just tell them that they want the best for their friends, but I think we all need friends like that in life.

Such a beautiful story I fell crazy in love with this. So many emotions and great storytelling! I loved everything about it. Also made me cry. It was such great writing and the plot was good, and I loved how we got some flashbacks from when Avery and Emmett were together also the downfall of their relationship. I really enjoyed that part.

I really can’t wait for Ford and Olivia’s story after how Ruthless King ended I really need the next book! It’s going to be so good!

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Reckless King – Maya Hughes


An irresistibly steamy college sports romance.

Heath Taylor. Laid back. Easy going. Fastest guy on two skates and chill to a fault, at least that’s what they say. Until Kara.

Three nights together and I’m done for. Her laugh, her smile, the way my hand curves around her waist. She’s the one. Not a doubt in my mind…until I walk into my last class of the semester.

Kara, the woman of my dreams, is my new instructor. My hockey season and her career prospects are on the line. One false move–if anyone finds out–we’re both sunk.

On the ice I’m a beast that can’t be stopped, but thoughts of her are throwing me off my game. My fingers itch to feel her in my arms again. But risking everything could ruin what we’ve worked so hard for.

Life has a way of changing the best laid plans. And sometimes you can’t stay away no matter the promises you make… 

I’d like to thank Give me books promotions and Maya Hughes for sending me an e-arc for this book, it is very much appreciated! So I have already read and reviewed the first book Shameless King and I enjoyed that one.

Heath oh I loved his character in Shameless King he made me laugh so much and with how he teased his friends when he ended up with Kara it was so funny. All the jokes he had made his friends could do some payback. He was a really good character and I loved how he was willing to protect her and he kept trying to especially when it turned out she was his TA I just I loved it, they were adorable together.

I loved Kara’s character! I also loved how she changed what she wanted to do, going from whatever her major was (I’ve forgotten) to writing. I loved it. Kara was such a caring and heartfelt character. I also found interesting the dynamic of Kara being adopted and sometimes the guilt she felt when it came to her biological mother. I loved seeing that dynamic played out for Kara and how she felt about her mother. It was very interesting and something I don’t see often in NA.

There was so much chemistry between Kara and Heath you could practically feel how they felt about each other and how they were together as a couple and not just the sex. The sex was very well written though. I enjoyed their relationship and how even Heath knew in his time of need he went straight to Kara and I loved that.

Also. Preston deserved better. I’m very bitter about this.

I loved the Karma at the end of this book of Jason who has just like hated Kara from the beginning because at first, they wanted the same position. Finally got some bloody Karma handed down to him! He got caught having an affair with the teacher, and I just love it!

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book and its characters and the most important thing to come out of this is EMMETT AND AVERY’S BOOK IS NEXT! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IT. I NEED IT. I NEED IT MORE THAN EVER.

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Shameless King – Maya Hughes


A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history. 
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact. 

For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than than just my arms wrapped around her. 

Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.

I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong. 

Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without? 

Only one way to find out…

I’d like to thank Maya Hughes for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. This review was meant to be up ages ago but I’m only just getting around to it! So sorry about that! But into the review!

I loved Makenna and the more I read of the story the more I fell in love with her character. The way she dealt with things and when you discover something you begin to understand why she acts and feels so cold and tries to do the best. I don’t want to tell you because it’s better if you read it! Either way, I understood the reason Makenna was so focused. I also enjoyed when Declan began to get her to begin to have fun I loved that side of Makenna too.

Declan he was an interesting character especially as we just saw Makenna thinking he was dumb when it came to working yet he was just as focused as her especially because he needed to pass. I loved his character and even more when he began to open up to Makenna. It did make me laugh because the first time they had sex because Makenna left him in bed alone, it was so funny to actually see his insecurity. It was a different side to him and I liked seeing it.

Despite coming to love Declan and Makenna it really did take me a while to actually like them, I think when they both started opening up to each other, that was the moment I began to actually like the characters. But once I did I loved them so much!

I loved Heath, Preston, Colm, Ford and Emmett, I loved their friendship that they all had. I love the bond that they all had for each other. ALSO! My one question throughout this whole book is what happened between Avery and Emmett! I really need to know what happened! When I read the prequel and there bust up I really wanted to know why! I hope we get a book explaining!

Also, I really liked Declan standing up to his dad, it was a long time coming! When he did it I was like yes. It’s about time!

I really enjoyed the plot and the storyline! It kept me hooked all the way through and I honestly can’t wait to read Heath’s book! The writing was great and it kept me immersed in the story! It was honestly such a great book!